Less Police = Longer Response
[Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] A Journal Sentinel report in August found average police response time to calls for service was slower last year than before Police Chief Edward Flynn took charge in 2008.
Department records showed police response lagged in 13 of 15 major call categories last year compared with 2007 figures.
New records obtained this month by the newspaper show the department's overall response time was 3.5 minutes longer on average during the three full years since Flynn's arrival compared with the three years prior. That's more than 10% longer.
Anyone want to guess what a Chicago chart would look like? Covering the same period? Is it even possible to track this sort of thing with our antiquated half-assed systems?
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